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Ecotech Radion Gen5

sfsuphysics

BOD
Staff member
Ecotech finally taking my LED design to the next level :D

I did a similar thing in mine, cluster of 6 of the "main lights" (white/royal blue) at a few locations centered down the middle of the heat sink, and all the other blue/violets on either side of the heat sink on the edge. Granted my heatsink is much larger, almost twice the length, and I was limited to the useful LEDs at the time (still refuse to put green or red LEDs on a fixture), and they use a lot more LEDs (although not that much more power) but I'd say this is a clear case of them copying me :D
 

sfsuphysics

BOD
Staff member
Don't worry Bob, history shows us that the price on the older generations do not drop a significant amount. Even the secondary/used market always tends to command top dollar for older goods that always seems to happen when new ones come out.
 

nly04

Supporting Member
I am still interest to know how much they are cost. If too much then the old Gen4 will hold up in price, but it low then the gen4 price will be much less on the used market.
 

nly04

Supporting Member
They should make a 18inch long version or add the full and the half together to compete with Orphek Atlantic.
 

nly04

Supporting Member
I bought an Orphek Atlatic Gen4 V2 last summer for $800 include the wifi module. It very heavy around 20lbs and does not cover 40inch long.
 

NanoCrazed

Supporting Member
And here I am upgrading my lights to G4 and admiring them... (though still torn between Radion G4 Pros and AP700s... :/)
 

NanoCrazed

Supporting Member
Gave ap700 2 years, it did not work out and I did not like it.

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I've been running Radions and decided to try the AP700s... I like how simple it is to set as opposed to Radions. Albeit, I think the Radions push more light...

But still torn which is why I run both depending on the tank.
 

ofzakaria

Supporting Member
I've been running Radions and decided to try the AP700s... I like how simple it is to set as opposed to Radions. Albeit, I think the Radions push more light...

But still torn which is why I run both depending on the tank.
Ap700 growth is mediocre, to me, the shimmer was actually annoying and overrated.
My coral growth in 6 months under the hydra was better than 2 years of ap700. Same setup, same everything...

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NanoCrazed

Supporting Member
Ap700 growth is mediocre, to me, the shimmer was actually annoying and overrated.
My coral growth in 6 months under the hydra was better than 2 years of ap700. Same setup, same everything...

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curious, did you ever take a PAR reading?
 
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